How Physical Therapy Can Prevent Sports Injuries

How Physical Therapy Can Prevent Sports Injuries

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, just starting out in the gym, or simply trying to stay active on occasion, you can suffer a sports injury. Luckily, there is something you can do to protect yourself against injury and even help you become a better athlete in general — physical therapy!

Don’t wait to think about physical therapy until after you get injured — use PT to prevent sports injuries from happening in the first place.

Stretching Therapy

You should always stretch out your muscles before starting any physical activity or sport, but a lot of us put stretching on the back burner to focus more on the sport itself — bad move. Poor stretching, or a lack of stretching entirely, both before and after exercising or playing a sport can cause reduced flexibility, tight joints, and muscles, and increase inflammation — all of which make you more prone to injury.

Your physical therapist can work with you to teach you the best stretching exercises that will not only reduce your risk of injury but also help strengthen your muscles.

Strength and Conditioning

There’s a reason why you see professional athletes spending hours in the gym every week. Proper strength and conditioning therapy is essential for any athlete who wants to improve their game and protect themselves from injury.

Strength and conditioning therapy helps improve your speed and agility and increase your core strength, all while working to get your muscles stronger so they are less prone to injury.

Maybe you’re trying to get in better shape and have a healthier diet? Your physical therapist can also offer nutritional advice to give your body the right fuel it needs to be a better athlete. After all, your body will perform based on what you put into it.

When you want the best team in New Jersey to provide you with the best strength and conditioning therapy possible, you want the team at ProFysio Physical Therapy. We only use the latest technology and techniques to treat our patients and always provide you with personalized care. Give us a call today at (732) 952-8826 to schedule your next appointment.

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